June 25, 2011 12:27:19 AM
Staff Reporter | New Delhi
An eminent Hindi litterateur Arvind Kumar was on Friday presented the Hindi Academy Shalaka Samman by a well-known poet and former bureaucrat Sita Kant Mahapatra at a function in Delhi Secretariat.
Shalaka Samman carries an amount of Rs 2 lakh, a recitation, shawl and memento. Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit was present as Chief Guest, Language Minister Kiran Walia attended the function as a special guest, Prof Ashok Chakardhar, vice-chairman, Hindi Academy, presided over the function, whereas Prof RN Srivastava, Parichay Das, Secy Hindi Akademy, conducted the programme.